Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

(from 18 reviews)
Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
It was my son's turn again to provide snacks for his class. The last time I baked these vegan brownies and vegan pumpkin cookies.

This time I decided to bake rich cocoa crinkle cookies from Hershey's Holiday Favorites. This is a small book with recipes for decadent cakes, cookies, brownies and more. I chose this recipe because it was simple to bake and also saw that the recipe yielded 6 and 1/2 dozen cookies and I need that much.

I was not sure for one reason because it used 4 eggs and it would be the first time I will be replacing 4 eggs with an egg substitute and especially with Ener-G.

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies without Sugar Powder

Finally I decided to go with it and baked it. The crinkle cookies were real good. I was expecting a crisp cookie, but it was chewy. I think the quantity of sugar can be reduced. Since it was for the kids I made it small (2 bites size).

I used approximately 1/2 tablespoon dough for each cookie and got exactly 100 cookies. My son liked the cookies. He usually narrates me everything that happens in class and from what he told I gathered that his friends liked it as well.


Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
6 Hrs17 Mins100 Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
4.9 from 18 reviews
Go on a chocolate high with these easy to bake crinkle cookies without eggs. Using vegetable oil instead of butter makes it vegan too. If the quantity of oil scares you away try substituting some of it with unsweetened applesauce and enjoy a much softer and chewier cookies.
  • 2 and 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil (I used canola oil)
  • 1 cup Cocoa powder
  • 6 teaspoons EnerG (in place of 4 eggs)
  • 12 tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • For Coating Powdered Sugar
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Keep it aside.
  2. In another large mixing bowl, beat together the oil and sugar. Then add the cocoa and beat once again until well blended.
  3. In a blender, blend together the EnerG powder and warm water for 2-3 minutes until it's foamy.
  4. Add the EnerG mix and vanilla extract to the wet ingredients and beat it once again.
  5. Add the flour mixture gradually to the cocoa mixture, beating well. At this stage the cookie dough becomes very thick. My electric hand beater stopped working and I had to mix the dough with my hand. It had the consistency of stiff chapathi dough.
  6. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 6 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F for 15 minutes. Prepare cookie sheets by greasing or lining with parchment paper.
  8. Shape the dough into balls (I used around 1/2 tablespoon of dough); roll in powdered sugar to coat. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled. I baked mine for 11 minutes. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely.
My Notes:
  1. The instructions in the EnerG pack suggests to use warm water while blending the powder. I didn't do that in my earlier recipes but did this time and I think it foams up more while using warm water. Also the suggested ratio for the powder and water is 1 and 1/2 teaspoons and 2 tablespoons water. So it is 6 teaspoons powder and 8 tablespoons water in this recipe. I did the same first and while mixing the dough I found that it did not come together. It was crumbly. So I added 1 tablespoon water at a time to the dough and felt the texture was right after adding 4 tablespoons of water in total.
  2. I first test baked 2 cookies. When tasted I found that it was very sweet. So for the subsequent batches I rolled the cookies with very less powdered sugar. For the final batch, I rolled the shaped cookie dough in cocoa powder to balance the sweetness. With the first bite you can taste a very light bitterness but it gets sweeter and the cookies were a little sticky.
  3. The next time I bake it I'm going to try reducing 1/4 cup of sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 50 (2 cookies per serving)
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 72
Total Fat 3.5g5%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 64mg2%
Total Carb 10.6g4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugars 8.6g
Protein 0.5g
Vitamin A 0% - Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% - Iron 2%
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  1. Lovely Madhu,I will be sending my entry most probably within 2 days.
    I had bookmarked these from the joy of vegan baking.These have turned out delicious.I am having pblms with energ.I tried warm water as well as hot water,but something goes wrong.I feel. 🙁 I will try for the last time tomorrow,and then mail you if it came good.Do you just stir in the powder in warm water or whip with fork/blender..Do comment

    I have the Magic Bullet blender, so I blend thoroughly the powder and water for 2-3 minutes. I tried with water straight from the tap and also warm water and both worked well. I personally felt the warm water foamed even better than cold water.

  2. U do have tons of patience to make bite size cookies in huge batch 😀 None will believe is eggless! I love the 1 rst pict with lots of crack 😛

  3. WOw these cookies looks delicious, need to try this chocolate wonders as am chocoholic, thanks for leaving ur awesome comments for my eggless bakes madhu, for the cookies with 1/2cup sugar+1/2cup brown packed sugar,they turned really prefect, they werent too sweet for us, also thanks for letting me as i forgotten to mention the ingredients correctly..

    Thank you for your continous support Priya. Also thank you for the clarification regarding the sweetness of the cookies.


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